Linguistic Diasporas, Narrative and Performance: The Irish by Sarah O'Brien

By Sarah O'Brien

This booklet explores the present-day Irish Diaspora in Argentina, utilizing oral narrative and a sociolinguistic theoretical framework to attract out the beneficial properties that outline modern Hiberno-Argentine id.  The writer analyzes the spoken stories and discourses of Irish-Argentine descendants to track the socio-political evolution of a bilingual, bicultural neighborhood from global warfare II to the current day. In so doing, O’Brien finds a legacy of emigration that's with no precedent within the worldwide Irish Diaspora, and that's deeply proper to today’s worldwide Irish citizenry in its difficult of preconceived notions of what it truly is to be Irish within the New global. in addition to contributing to understandings of an immigrant linguistic trip over 3 generations, the publication additionally offers an important ethnographic portrait of an Irish descendant neighborhood that's conscious about its vulnerability and invisibility in an more and more pluralistic South American society. This ebook will entice an interdisciplinary viewers together with students of migration, oral background, folklore, bilingualism, reminiscence, sociolinguistics, narrative functionality and Irish Diaspora studies.

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